Press Releases

February 5, 2015
There really is no controversy with respect to the funding of the Homeland Security Department. 
February 5, 2015
This is a critically important issue for our country, for our people, for families, and, certainly, for our children.
February 3, 2015
This week, Republican dysfunction on immigration is on full display.
February 2, 2015
In his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal, President Obama laid out a vision for investing in our nation’s future and ensuring that working families have the economic security they need. 
February 2, 2015
We mark Black History Month this year by celebrating the legacy of the thousands who braved violence and intimidation a half-century ago when they stood up for the equal right to vote. 
January 28, 2015
I was proud to file an amicus brief with the Supreme Court today in the case of King v. Burwell along with other Members of Congress involved in writing the law in 2010 and with state legislators who participated in decisions on whether to launch state-based marketplaces.
January 27, 2015
Today, as we mark the tenth International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join in remembering and honoring the six million Jews and millions of others who were victims of Nazi genocide. 
January 26, 2015
I’m proud to be joining my colleagues here today to re-introduce the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act. 
January 26, 2015
Today’s Budget and Economic Outlook report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office shows how much progress we have made over the past few years to bring down budget deficits – yet it also reminds us how much work is left to tackle our long-term, structural debt.  
January 22, 2015
I am very disappointed that the House Republican Majority plans to bring to the Floor next week legislation that would undermine efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform, and I will be whipping against it.  
January 22, 2015
Today, I am re-introducing legislation to provide House Delegates and the Resident Commissioner with the right to vote in the Committee of the Whole House so that the nearly five million Americans they represent have a voice in Congress.
January 21, 2015
I join in congratulating my friend Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard on her appointment as Ranking Member of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, making her the first Latina to be the senior-most Democrat on any appropriations subcommittee. 
January 20, 2015
This evening, President Obama laid out a vision of an America that prioritizes a strong and growing middle class. 
January 16, 2015
Just two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v. Windsor that the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution requires the Federal government to recognize all lawfully married couples.  Today’s announcement by the Supreme Court means that the nation’s highest court will now rule on one of the most critical civil rights issues of the 21st century: Whether all loving and committed couples will have the same opportunity to marry under state law. 
January 16, 2015
On Monday, we will honor the life and leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who inspired his fellow Americans with an impassioned call for justice and equality. 
January 14, 2015
I was deeply disappointed that the House passed an appropriation bill for the Department of Homeland Security that included partisan, poison-pill amendments to deport DREAMers and tear immigrant families apart. 
January 14, 2015
I am deeply concerned and disappointed by comments from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte that Congress does not need to take corrective action to address the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Shelby v Holder, which guts one of the most important and effective provisions ever enacted to combat voter discrimination. 
January 14, 2015
We are now considering a bill which is central to the protection of Americans and America from those who would, through terrorist activities, put our people at risk. 
January 13, 2015
Well, very frankly, we have on the Floor this week, as you know, the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which is designed to keep our country and our people safe.
January 12, 2015
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson laid out his vision of robust federal investment in public education as a central component of the War on Poverty, marking the beginning of the successful effort to pass the bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. 
January 9, 2015
I commend the President for appointing David Cohen as the next Deputy Director of the CIA.